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We got up early to make some time, one more long day on the superslab to make it to the actual "starting point" of our trip which would be Trinidad, CO. This was the only day rain was to be a factor on the entire trip. We said our thank you's and goodbyes and headed out into the darkness and pouring rain. The remainder of AR was not bad. We pulled …
... still remains, although some of it is decaying. But it's not hard as you walk the street to imagine what it must have been like in the old days. A neat place!
One of the places we'd found last time we were in Trinidad was an Italian restaurant that was located in an old church building. For those of you "of a certain age," you may remember Arlo Guthrie's late-1960's movie "Alice's Restaurant," also located in a ...
... driving in snow for the first time in a small car and also with no chains on the tires.
We reached a little town called Silverton and checked at the information center, the roads ahead were much worse and there had been a few accidents so we decided we would turn around and head back towards Durango and find somewhere closer to Raton to stay the night. After 3 hours driving in the snow....although we weren't always calm we did get some pretty cool photos.
... along the well beaten and wide dirt path. We snap a few photos from the distance for perspective. As you get closer, you notice not only the details of the cars, but the plethora of empty spray paint cans and lids strewn around the site (another part of the allure, but we wonder who cleans them up and how often).
There are probably 10-15 people at the cadillacs when we arrive. Some are admiring, and some ...
... and so much enjoying is that we have NO SCHEDULE we must answer to. And yes, if you've never traveled this way, once you do, you'll know exactly what we mean and probably won't ever travel any other way again.
Ok, off to see family in OK this evening ( weather permitting) and enjoy some good dinner and fun together. Also, we will be staying in Enid, OK where my beautiful, most special daughter Amanda Christine was born.
We hope this finds you all ...
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